Latest CERN Results Indicate There Is Something Very Wrong With Particle Physics The Standard Model puts all the known subatomic particles into a single theory. There are six quarks (up, down, charm, strange, top, bottom), six leptons (electrons, muons, tau, and their corresponding neutrinos), the force carrier particles (gluons, photons, Z and W bosons) and […]
Can the future affect the past? What you do today could affect what happened yesterday – that is the bizarre conclusion of a thought experiment in quantum physics described in a preprint article by Yakir Aharonov of Tel-Aviv University in Israel and colleagues. Read more at http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.6224 http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/aug/03/can-the-future-affect-the-past What do you think? Post your comments after reading […]
Why do we need Higg’s Boson? Helen Heath explains why the Standard Model needs the Higgs boson. http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/50419 Gordon Fraser and Michael Riordan argue that the boson discovered at CERN should be known not as the Higgs boson, but the “higgson” Read more at http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/2012/jul/04/introducing-the-higgson Related articles How does Higg’s Boson transfer mass?
CERN officials have announced an extraordinary scientific seminar to be held at CERN on 4 July, the eve of this year’s major particle-physics conference, ICHEP, in Melbourne. So, it is expected that CERN might announce an official “discovery” of the Higgs boson next week. An interview with Higgs published by CERN also adds to this expectation. In the interview, Higgs opposes the particle […]
Why is the Large Hadron Collider as large as it is? I heard today that the actual accelerator portion is only 40 Meters long, the rest is (mostly) magnets that steer the particles, so why does the accelerator need to be 17 miles in circumference? Does making it larger provide any advantages?
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Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second. Antihydrogen has been produced before but it was instantly destroyed when it encountered normal matter. The team, reporting in Nature, says the ability to study such antimatter atoms will allow previously impossible […]